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This year, the target is domestic tourists in the eastern Black Sea region.

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A combination of green and blue, which attracts attention with its unique cultural values. East BlackseaIt is one of the most important tourist centers for its unique landscape and ease of transportation.

The natural beauty of Trabzon, Rize, Artvin and their districts, which are among the short vacation routes for those who want to get away from the crowds and the intensity of daily life due to the Covid-19 epidemic, offer different alternatives to locals and foreign visitors in each season.

Tourism professionals in the region, which had been quiet last year due to the epidemic, are not expecting tourists from Middle Eastern countries this year. Tourism professionals who want to make up for the loss they will experience in this area with local tourists make their plans accordingly.

“WE PLAN TO CLOSE OUR LOSS OF THE MIDDLE EAST MARKET TO THE NATIONAL MARKET”

Turkey Travel Agency Association (TÜRSAB) Eastern Black Sea Region Vice Chairman of the Regional Representative Council Ragip Pirselimoğlu, AA correspondent, epidemic so a great expectation of the Middle East and Arab markets, said this planning issue is also available.

Explaining that they believe the tourist season will be problematic for foreign visitors to the region, Pirselimoğlu said: “Instead, our expectations are in a different direction, in the domestic market, in the domestic market. Our citizens who have stayed in house for a year, they spent the weekend at home and cannot go out at night, now they need to go on vacation with the arrival of summer. According to research, the information we receive, they mostly plan trips in the form of family groups Working groups, small, mini groups. These are small groups of 12 to 14 people, “he said.

Stating that small groups are advantageous for the region, Pirselimoğlu said: “Because the mountains, plateaus, valleys and lakes of our region can be easily reached in small minibus-like vehicles. We will introduce them, we will market them.” trying to stay out of it with individual loans and short-term work allowance. “

“THE PROGRAMS ARE PREPARED AND ANNOUNCED”

Stating that the plans in the region are made for local tourists, Pirselimoğlu continued as follows:

“There are many plateaus that can be visited and seen. We, as travel agencies in the region, have all this in our plans, we are planning to offset our losses from the foreign market and the Middle East market this year. The agencies. regional travel agents were able to prepare for the season much faster by participating in these fairs, but now they are preparing, promoting, taking applications and registrations with their own efforts, through their websites. There is demand now but not at the level we expect still. So we feel a discomfort. I hope the demands will increase as these reds turn blue in the next few days.

Pirselimoğlu, stressing that there are 83% losses in the foreign market and about 70% in the domestic market in the 2020 season due to the epidemic, said: “The foreign market is all visitors from the Middle East. Both the number of people in tourism actually, Turkey’s year 2019 was a record in turnover. It was also in Trabzon. We lost these figures, so unfortunately, the pandemic in 2020. In 2021, we can say that we write this, we expect a recovery , but 2019 Capture numbers will not be credible, “he said.

Pirselimoğlu also added that everyone should strive for good morning to arrive as soon as possible, obeying the rules of mask, distance and cleanliness.

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